and those so named

>CECIL C. STALVEY - 86 – Teacher
LAKELAND - Cecil C. Stalvey, born August 16, 1925 in Plant City, Florida, passed away surrounded by his loving family on July 29, 2012 at his home in Lakeland, Florida, due to natural causes. Mr. Stalvey, a decorated Marine Corps veteran of World War II, served his country in the Pacific Theater. After returning home he attended the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary transferring later and graduating from John B. Stetson University in DeLand, Florida in 1949.
 Teaching was his passion, having taught school for 43 years starting at the Children's Farm Home School in Corvallis, Oregon. Other schools included Pine Castle Elementary, Pine Castle, Florida; Elkton Elementary, Elkton, Oregon, Eagle Lake Elementary, Eagle Lake, Florida, Fred G Garner Elementary, Winter Haven, Florida. Mr. Stalvey was a teaching principal in Mariposa County, California for 7 of the 13 years his family lived in California. He retired from his teaching career at Lake Gibson Jr. High School in Lakeland in 1993. Mr. Stalvey was a member of the Board of Directors for the California Teacher's Association, a member of the State Council Association, a delegate for the NEA, and a member of the First United Methodist Church. Mr. Stalvey and his wife Merlene enjoyed selling lapel pins supporting the building fund of the Polk Education Association.
 He is survived by his devoted wife of 61 years, Merlene, his children Susan (John) Freel, Penny (Gregory) Brewer, Benson (Celia) Stalvey, and Gloria Stalvey, 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, sister Juanita Raulerson, many nieces, and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Benjamin F. (Frank) and Myrtie (Wingate) Stalvey, sisters, Lola Raulerson, Joan Pizzillo, Marjorie Stone and brother Wayne Stalvey. Visitation will be Wednesday, Aug. 1,2012 at First United Methodist Church. Service to follow at 3 pm at the church. Special thanks to the Good Shepherd Hospice, Rose Group. Lanier Funeral Home. – Ledger, July 31, 2012
>ANNIE MARIE STALVEY- 80 -  Homemaker
LAKELAND -- Mrs. Annie Marie Stalvey of Lakeland died of heart failure Wednesday (Feb. 25, 2004) at home. She was born in Sparta, Tenn., on June 28, 1923, she came to Lakeland at an early age. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Galloway Free Holiness.
 Mrs. Stalvey is survived by her husband, Benny Stalvey; sons, Arnold David O'Steen, Lake Placid, Sonny O'Steen, Utica, Ky., Benny Devon Stalvey, Ruskin; daughters, Priscilla Maxwell, Audra Janell Pridgen, Sylvia Susie Marie Malone, all of Lakeland; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren.Visitation will be this evening at Lanier Funeral Home, 717 W. Griffin Road, Lakeland. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Galloway Free Holiness, Lakeland. Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, 33823. – Ledger, Feb. 27, 2004
>BENNY STALVEY - 79 – Cowboy
WAUCHULA - Benny Stalvey,died Nov. 11, 2011 from COPD. Visit. on Mon. with services following at 10 AM at Lanier Funeral Home Chapel. – Ledger, Nov. 13, 2011
>BELVA STALVEY LAMB -  92 -  Homemaker
LAKELAND - Mrs. Belva Stalvey Lamb, died of natural causes Sunday, October 26, 2014. Born in Plant City, Florida,(Hillsborough Co.) on August 21, 1922, Belva came here from Plant City as a child. Belva was a homemaker, and a member of New Home Baptist Church. She enjoyed being with family and friends and having family reunions. She was known for her coconut cakes. She liked going fishing at her place on Lake Walk-In-Water.
 She was preceded in death by her brother Benny Stalvey, and sister Evelyn Driggers.
 She is survived by her husband James Lamb, daughter Glenda (Henry) Pierce, grandsons Kevin Green, Alvin (Lynn) Green, great granddaughters Amanda Green, Hannah Green, Jade Green, brother Bobby (Mary Ann) Stalvey. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, October 30, 2014, at New Home Baptist Church. Services will follow at 11 a.m. at New Home Baptist Church. Interment will be in New Home Cemetery. Lanier Funeral Home. – Ledger, Wed. Oct, 29, 2014

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